If you like your disc golf experience to include a workout, views, and challenging holes Bear Creek is for you. It’s probably easy to imagine the workout involved once you remember that Bear Creek’s main profession is a ski resort. Besides the up and down of the holes, one of the most difficult features of the course is the large pond that you play across during the back nine.
What Makes It Great
Bear Creek is the perfect mix of challenges. The front 9 are both uphill and downhill, but they are more open and shorter with the longest only being 419 feet. The back 9 is much flatter, but the difficulty increases due to its more wooded nature. Holes 10 and 11 both play over the large pond, so be sure to select your disc wisely, maybe save your favorite for another hole (keep in mind the course layout does change from time to time). At the top of the mountain, you are rewarded with a great view of the Lehigh Valley making it all worth the effort.
Unlike other courses in community parks or other secluded locations, this course is located at a skiing lodge. The lodge is open year round, and has an excellent bar and restaurant if you are looking to make it about more than just the disc golf. Bear Creek offers other activities that can be enjoyed on sight including miles of technical mountain biking.
Who is Going to Love It
Bear Creek is a great course, but can be overwhelming for beginner players. Playing through wooded sections as well as near a large pond can easily lead to lost discs and slow play. To complete the course does require a good bit of hiking in various terrain, be prepared.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
The first hole of the course begins at the back of parking lot 4. This lot is located on your right as you enter the resort property just before you descend down to the resort.
Also, it is required that all player do have a mountain access pass, which can be purchased from the resort. The purchase does include a restaurant gift card for the equivalent value, making it well worth the investment.